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Mnt Damawand is the Highest Volcano in Asia. This giant volcano is situated in the Alborz Mountains on the southern seashore of the Caspian Sea and is inclosed by many attractive mountains, valleys and forests. Damavand Volcano is 5,671 m, 18,605 ft high and it is also the highest summit in Iran and the second highest volcano in the northern hemisphere.

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Mt Damavand Group Tours 2012
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This is an economy group tour to Mt Damavand Iran suitable for individual foreign mountaineers to join other climbers from other countries in a shared 3 days program to minimize the cost and price to Iran's highest peak. We organize group tours few times each summer and welcome interested people to join and have the opportunity to tackle the Damavand peak and enjoy the beauties of this giant volcano.We lead many teams and individuals to summit in this category every summer and share our experience to give them best chance of success. Interested foreign parties and individuals are welcome to join.

Damavand Iran Trek Tour
Trek Tour Damavand Iran


Cost and Price
We offer best competitive price for a group tour. The estimated cost to join an economic share tour with the mentioned itinerary and services in summer 2012 is 380 Euros per person.
Let's work together to finalize all arrangements.
Do not forget to book your place in advance and get the benefit of economy tours.

Programs 2012
Damavand South Route
June 11-13
July 2- 4
August 1-3
September 3-5 (Pending)
September 17-19

Damavand Itinerary in Brief
Day 1: Starting Day. Dive by car from Tehran to Camp2 base, trekking to Camp3.
Day 2: Summit Day. Start climbing to the summit, return back to Camp3.
Day 3: Return Day. Descend down to Camp2, drive to Camp1 and then return to Tehran.

Damavand Iran, Sunrise View from Tehran
Damavand Iran
Sunrise View from Tehran

Three Days Summer Itinerary 2012 in Details
Damavand South Route

Day 1: Starting Day
Transfer by car from Tehran (Hafez Hotel) at 5 AM, to Camp1 Polour Resort, after changing the car then drive by 4WD cars to Camp2 Base also called Goosfand Sara, (as far as car can go up), then by 4 to 5 hours trekking to Camp3 Bargah Sevom, usually arrive in the afternoon (2-4 PM).
Over night at Camp3 New Hut.

Day 2: Summit Day Day
Start climbing at 5 AM to the summit, usually reach the summit after 5 to 7 hours, return back to camp3, usually arrive late afternoon (about 3 to 5 PM).
Over night at Camp3 New Hut.

Day 3: Return Day
After breakfast, descend to camp2, drive to camp1 and then return back to Tehran (Hafez Hotel), usually arrive in the evening.
Over night at your hotel in Tehran. Tour ends.

Damavand Iran Climbing Tour
Damavand Iran Climbing Tour

Services Included in the Price

• Accommodations and charges of Camp3 New Hut.
• Transfer from Tehran to Camp1 Polour and back to Tehran.
• Transfer by 4WA cars from Camp1 Polour to Camp2 Base (as far as car can go) and back.
• High skilled experienced mountain guide.
• Sleeping bag and tent if necessary.
• Cooking gear.• Breakfast, lunch, dinner on the mountain.
• Mountain food and lunch box during the expedition.
• Drinking bottled mineral water.

Services Not included in the price

The following services are not included in a group tours.
This is the land only itinerary; please make your own way to the tour starting point.
• Iran visa support.
• Hotel booking and charges in Tehran.
• Porter and mule.
• Medical/evacuation and trip insurance.
• Unscheduled days and nights on the mountain.
• Personal equipment.
• Damavand climbing permit (50 USD).

Mt Damavand Iran
Damavand Mountain Iran

More Information
• Dates are not flexible.
• It is recommended to apply ASAP and register your program.
• Participants must be fit enough for a group tour.
• The tour is flexible for the number of participants.
• Contact us for more details: Sherppa[at]gmail.com

See Also

- Contact Us
- Summer Equipment.
- Term of Payment.
- Booking and Registration.
- Refund and Cancellation Policy.
- Read Disclaimers carefully..

Damavand Iran, Sunrise View from Tehran
Damavand Iran
Sunrise View from Tehran

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Events Calendar 2010
Mt Damavand South Route, 1-4 August 2010
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This economy shared tour for foreign climbers it is based on 4 days itinerary to reduce yourcost for Mt Damavand travel. We organize this kind of tours every year to enabl newcomers to climb to this magnificent volcano and give them the chance to tackle the peak of Iran and Middle East. We guide many mountaineering groups and individuals to the Damavand summit in this category and we share our experience to give them best chance of success.


Damavand shared tour, Photo by A.Soltani
Mount Damavand Shared Tour
Photo by A.Soltani

Foreign group and individuals climbers are welcome to join in this tour, contact for more info and let's work together to finalize all arrangements.We offer the best competitive quotations for this tour, do not forget to book in advance for this economy itinerary.

Booking
It is necessary to book before 1 July 2010, and finish the registration procedure.

Mount Damavand Private Tours
If you like more privacy, we can recommen our private tours for your mountain activity with our excellent services and qualified guides to support you in private custom designed categories.
Note, We do not publish our private tours in events calendar.

More info
• 1-4 August 2010, the dateit is not flexible.
• It is better to apply ASAP to be registered in this event calendar.
• Participants must be fit enough for such a tour.
• It is based on for a min of 4 participant, but we may be a little flexible for the numbers.
• Contact us for more details: Sherppa[at]gmail.com
• See also Terms of Payment in MDG.

Four Days Shared Tour Itinerary 1-4 August 2010
South route Damavand summer tour, for foreign climbers visiting Iran .

Day 1 - Arrival Day - 1 August 2010
Transfer from Tehran International Airport (IKA ) or your hotel in Tehran to:
First Camp Polour Hut, 2270 m, just rest in the hut for acclimatization, no climbing or hard exercises and no pollution of Tehran weather , over night in Polour Hut.

Day 2 - Starting Day - 2 August 2010
Transfer from Camp 1 toward Camp2 Base, as far as car can go, and by 4 to 6 hours trekking to Camp 3 New Hut , over night in Camp 3 New Hut.

Day 3 - Summit Day - 3 August 2010
Team start climbing at about 5 am towards Summit, and then return back to camp3, second night in New Hut.

Day 4– Return Day - 4 August 2010
We descend down to camp2, drive to camp1 and then to Tehran, tour ends.

Included
• Permit fee for foreign climbers
• Accomedation in Camp1 Hut, it is a quite good hostel/lodge
• Accomedation in Camp3 New Hut, inestead of shelter
Camp3 New Hut is the best place for accomedation in the area
• All land transfers to and from Tehran
Transfer from IKA Airport or hotel to Camp1 Polour Camp and back
Transfer from Camp1 - Polour Camp to Camp2 Base Camp and back
• Camp1 Hut & Camp3 New Hut charges
• Porters/mules to carry your equipments from Camp2 Base Camp to Camp3 New Hut
• Experienced guide
• Hot meal in camps, breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drink & cooking gear
• Lunch box during the day
• Hotel booking in Tehran
• Sleeping bag and tent if necessary

Not included
But we may arrange it for you.
This is the land only itinerary, please make your own way to the tour starting point.
• Termal Spring
• Domestic Flights
• Hotel charges



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Find helpful info for a safe ascend to the Mt Damavand summit in the most informative and updated webpages of Mount Damavand Guide, the best source of info for hiking & trekking, climbing, winter climbs, ski mountaineering, info for how to climb, facts and figuers, photo and video, a collection of tips and tricks, specialist in Mt Damavand guided tours and ascends.



Winter View Mount Damavand
Mount Damavand Winter View

Acclimatization
Ascent to the Mt Damavand summit is technically easy but physically a challenging hike, the main challenge of climbing is acclimatization…

Accommodation
Camp1 Polour Hut/Lodge is the best starting point for south and west route and it is a shortcut to base camp, this new complex sport center is made by Iran Mountain Federation....

Alborz
Alborz mountain Range in northern Iran is stretching from west to east, in the southern end of the Caspian Sea. This range forms a natural barrier between the Caspian Sea and Iran...



Alborz Mountains, Caspian Sea and Mt Damavand
Alborz Mountain Range, Caspian Sea and Mt Damavand
Fantastic work by Views of the Earth
Camp 1 Polour
Polour Hut is a new established camp made in 2004 by Iran Climbing Federation. This complex sport center is the best starting point for calsic south route or the west route ....



Polour Camp Mount Damavand
Mt Damavand Camp 1 - Polour Hut Altitude 2270 m

Camp 1 Reineh
Reineh Camp in Reineh Town is the oldest camp in the area, it was made in 1939 and reconstructed in 1969, since then there has been no major reconstruction in this building.....



Mt Damavand South Route Camp 1 - Reineh Altitude 2078 m
South Route Camp 1 - Reineh Altitude 2078 m

Camp 2 Base
Base camp is summer starting point for trkking and it is a camping area at altitude 3040 meters above sea level, with a small mountain shelter/refuge, a mosque called Saheb al Zaman and a sheepfold...


Camp 2 Base Mount Damavand
Mt Damavand Camp 2 Base Goosfand Sara 3040m

Camp 3 Bargah
Bargah Sevom shelter/refuge at altitude 4220 m, is the oldest shelter in damavand area, this small mountain refuge has been the main safe haven and resort for climbers for years....


Accommodation in Mt Damavand south route Camp3 Bargah Sevom Shelter/Refuge
Mt Damavand south route
Camp3 Bargah Sevom Old Shelter/Refuge 4220m
Camp3 New Hut
South Route Campsites
This new mountain resort is made by Iran Mountain Climbing Federation at altitude 4250 meters above sea level, very closed to old shelter/refuge Bargah e Sevom campsite at 4220m....


Mt Damavand south route Camp3 New Hut
Mt Damavand south route Camp3 New Hut 4250m
Photo A.Soltani, 2 June 2009
Common Mistakes
Some common mistakes are the main reason for unsuccessful ascend usually done by new climbers and even experinced ones, by avoiding these mistakes you can increase your chance of ascend .…


Crowd
Due to its great height with mild climbing slopes and lack of technical difficulty, Mt Damavand is a popular tourist attraction and a well-known symbol of Iran, it is one of the most popular height ...


Mt Damavand Popularity and Crowd
Damavand Popularity and Crowd


Difficulty
The difficulty and toughness of Mt Damavand 5671 m in Iran is almost the same as Mt Kilimanjaro 5892 m in Tanzania and Mt Everest Base Camp 5380 m in the Himalayan Mountain Range....


Equipment
To enjoy a safe hike, it is essential to bring the proper mountain gear. Some of the most important things to bring are , Trekking shoes and Socks, Sleeping bag, mattress, tent, Jacket and pants Gore-Tex...


Facts
Facts And Figuers, Some useful and interesting facts and figuers, mainly focused on south route, base camp to the summit, Base camp to Summit, Average ascend Time 10 hours, Average speed 800 m/h...



Facts And Figures about Mount Damavand
Facts And Figures about Mount Damavand

FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions, Befor asking a question please try to find your answer here, if you could not find a suitable answer then feel free to ask, we will reply to all emails with the subject Mt Damavand...


Google Earth
Virtual Trip by Google Earth to Mt Damavand, It is very useful to have a virtual trip to the mountain by Google Earth before you really start climbing, it gives you a lot of ideas and answers...


Google Earth photos for Mt Damavand south route
Google Earth photos for Mt Damavand South Route

GPS
Mt Damavand GPS Landmark and waypoint, South face GPS measurments track waypoints and landmarks, ( 29 May 2006 - 6 June 2006 - 31 Aug 2007 ) , the safest, the best , and the quickest way to...


Damavand GPS South Route
Mt Damavand GPS Landmark Table South Route


How
How To Climb Damavand, Two days climb from south face in detail, Camp 1- Polour Camp 2270 m
Tehran > Haraz Road > Polour > Polour Camp . ( approx 1.5 Hours )



Mount Damavand south route from Camp3 Bargah Sevom to the Summit
Mount Damavand south route from Camp3 Bargah Sevom to the Summit


Information
Damavand is a dormant volcano, looking like Fujiyama in Japan but much higher, with no eruption in historical times, it is also believed to be an extinct silent volcano, with a crater about 200m...


Itinerary
Itineraries in this topic are mainly based on requests, you can make any modification to a package to suit your programme, you may add one extra day and reserve it for bad weather or ...

Maps
In this post you will find helpful and interesting road and route maps for mt damavand, signs and images. The maps shows you all the ways and footpaths, from Tehran to starting points, camps...


South Route Map Mt Damavand
Mt Damavand South Route Map



Mount Damavand Nature,  Damavand poppy fields above clouds, Photo by A. Soltani
Mount Damavand Nature
Damavand poppy fields above clouds
Photo by A. Soltani

Photo Gallery
See beautiful photos in separate album for each category, Recently I have added a numerous number of photos to MDG photo gallery album , the total number reaching about 500, a part from that...



Mount Damavand Photo Gallery

Price
Your timing and itinerary determines the price and cost of your trip to Mount Damavand, you should clarify in what time of the year you decide ascending....

Routes
Damavand has 16 routes , 4 of these routes, south, west, north and north-east are popular, each with a shelter at about 4000m . The north face has an extra shelter at 5000m , the most popular ...

Services
We organize and offer the best possible services for your mountain, ecosystem and cultural tours, either as exclusive custom designed tours to best suit your programme or as a single service...

Timing
Best climbing season for damavand are June, July and August are the best climbing season. During these three months, the footpath is usually free of snow, the weather is relatively mild...



Mt Damavand South Route beginning of climbing season
Beginning of Climbing Season Mt Damavand South Route

Tips and Tricks
Climbing to the summit of Middle Eastis a life time memory, ascend to the Summit is technically easy but physically a tough climb, before starting your ascend you better to read some info....

Tour
Many of you may have dreamed of standing on the roof of Iran and peak of Damavand, we give you this opportunity to try your dream and truly experience the magic of this beautiful...


Damavand Private Tours
Mount Damavand Private Tours

Volcanic Activity
Volcanic activity became unusual and much higher than usual in 2007, it has started emitting a great amount of sulphur gas and steam out of its main active part, the photos shows the most active part....


Vinegar Mask for Volcanic Area of Mount Damavand
Vinegar Mask for Volcanic Area near the summit



Volcanic Statues of Volcano Damavand
Volcanic Statues

Volcano Damavand
Located approximately 50 kilometers northeast of Tehran, it is an impressive stratovolcano that reaches 5,670 meters (18,598 feet) in elevation. Part of the Alborz Mountain Range near the Caspian Sea...

Weather
For Weather Forecast visit Snow-Forecast it is about 80% correct …

Winter Climb
This mountain is a popular mountaineering peak for summer, it is surly one of the most difficult ones in the world for winter climb, freezing weather...

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